Steph approached us following a recommendation to her Mum. We’ve worked at Old Down Manor quite a lot over the years and its always a pleasure to return and spend the day photographing a wedding.
Steph was getting ready at the venue with her bridesmaids and we arrived a couple of hours before the ceremony. This gave me an opportunity to photograph the tables which were already set up, the outside spaces and the ceremony room. It also gave me an opportunity to fly the drone for some aerial photographs and have a wander down to the lake to check out the path. It can be quite muddy with very long grass and I’m always mindful of the brides shoes and dress! This time, it looked good and had great potential if we could find some time later in the day.
As a trickle of guests started to arrive, Lisa and split up (as we do at most weddings) to we can cover different things going on. Matt has a twin brother so Lisa insisted on a photo with one of them on each arm (sorry boys!) but little things like this are a good ice breaker.
Steph’s dad arrived to see her in the dress for the first time and he was invited into the room. These are such emotional moments to capture and it was a request of Steph that I was there to document that moment. It didn’t disappoint. After the ceremony the guests moved to the lawns which have the most fantastic view across to the River Severn. This gave us an opportunity for some informal pictures and the classic family group shots so loved by the parents.
After the speeches, we found some time in the early evening to visit the lake and take some photos. It may not have been sunset but the sun was low enough to get some fantastic pictures that they can treasure for the rest of their lives.